Could Apple's "thermonuclear war" against Samsung finally be showing signs of cooling down? While the two smartphone giants apparently aren't ceding any patent ground in the lucrative U.S. market, there appears to finally be some peace in the rest of the world, except in China, where Cupertino now faces a setback with the government. It's all in today's Morning Report!
Despite recent rumors to the contrary, it appears consumer electronics titans Apple and Samsung may actually be no closer to settling their differences over patents — especially when attorneys for the Korean manufacturer have resorted to name-calling.
Apple and Google waited until the stock market was closed for the week to announce a formal end to its longtime patent battles — a move that could potentially pave the way for settling the feud between Apple and the search giant's partner Samsung as well.
The verdict is in, and there's no dancing in the streets of Cupertino, as a Samsung attorney last week told a jury there would be if they awarded Apple even $100 million in the latest courtroom fracas, which turned out to be pretty close to the end verdict.
The latest courtroom battle between Apple and Samsung took an interesting turn this week as an attorney for Android maker Google finally took the stand to confirm the search giant is lending its biggest original equipment manufacturer a helping hand.
It's said that all is fair in love and war, and apparently that extends to business as well, even if it means taking advantage of a competitor during one of the darkest moments in their corporate history.
The ongoing Apple v. Samsung legal thunderdome continues to be the gift that keeps on giving, with internal documents which reveal the inner workings of both companies and how they planned to counter the other's latest move.
As weekends go, the middle of April came and went relatively quietly as far as the tech world was concerned. But the week is getting off to a rousing start with developers getting their hands on Windows Phone 8.1 this morning, and we've managed to round up a handful of Mac-related stories to kickstart your Monday. Did we say "kickstart"? That ties in nicely with our first story...